He was predeceased by a grandson, James Joseph (JJ) Sampson II; and by his brother, Walter Sampson; and sister, Frances Sampson Mortimer.
Jim lived a full, independent and active life until the day of his passing. His family feels blessed to have had him in their lives for so many years.
The family wishes to continue Jim’s practice of charitable giving. In lieu of flowers, please support the charity or organization of one’s choice.
There will be no calling hours.
A Service to Celebrate the Life of James Joseph Sampson will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Mark Montfort officiating. Following the service, the family is hosting a luncheon in Jim’s honor in the Traditions Dining Room at The Plains at Parish Homestead at noon. Those wishing to attend are kindly asked to RSVP by calling The Plains at 267-4013 by Tuesday evening, Jan. 21.
To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.